Looking to install a salt water chlorine generator.


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May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
The SWCG is to be the last item before the pool water returns to the pool. So no, that space is not good as the pool water enters the filter from there.

It appears you will have a major pad re-design to install a SWCG.

Let's see what some other members have to say.
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Jan 10, 2020
Uruguay - SA
Looks like you might need to reposition the filter - to get some distance between the 3way valve and discharge port on the filter. Appears there is no space between the discharge and 3-way valve.

Maybe swivel the filter 90 degrees anti-clockwise and move it to the left then that should give you room to fit the SWG in there.


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Jul 8, 2015
I agree with @Flying Tivo , turn the filter 90 Degrees. The SWG will need to be the last device before the pool returns. So After the filter. And make sure you follow the SWG manufactures guidelines for the amount to space they need before and after the generator. OR You can also mount it vertically in some fashion. A lot of SWGs can be mounted that way.....

As to what type... just make sure you get one rated for twice the capacity of your pool as I am sure you have read here already. The brand will depend on a few things... like if you plan on adding automation, get one that works with your automation system. that sort of stuff.


Mar 16, 2020
Raleigh, NC
Hi S_dubb. I have a similar issue I am trying to figure out as well and the only conclusion I have come up with is what @Flying Tivo and @mguzzy are saying. I had to re-pipe from my filter to go back about a foot and loop around to give me at least the 2 feet I needed. With how tight yours is it looks like your only options is turning your filter and re-piping it.


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Oct 25, 2015
When you re-pipe you'll have unions that are included with the swg. That'll help your installation a lot. What's the extra black device on your pump suction upstream of your suction basket on the pump?